A Coastal Bend dog trainer is in the running towards national recognition with her contribution to the canine community.

Windy Pool has dedicated almost twenty years of her life helping dogs with obedience earning her a Greatmats nomination for Dog Trainer of the Year.

Pool's non-profit organization, C3 Hundesport, brings together dog owners from around South Texas for training exercises.

"Whoever nominated me captured the whole picture in a very wonderful light. They're nice to have awards but I just love dogs, and they are a part of my life, so I'm not doing it for an award for sure," Pool said.

Individuals can vote for Pool here until November 30.